Study 3: “International framework for red flags for potential serious spinal pathologies” Finucane et al.
This study found that there is not high-quality evidence to support a lot of the red flags that are commonly used in practice. In order to help clinicians, this international team developed a framework for clinicians to use in their clinics to identify and manage red flags in their patients. We recommend reading this full study as it is extremely informative and helpful for clinicians.
We hear a lot about red flags what they mean and how they impact the decision making of the clinician. While there is not a great deal of high-quality evidence to support clinical and diagnostic certainty, there is now an effort to identify those red flags of clinical value and the supporting evidence to continue using or perhaps rethinking red flags. Full study available at: https://www.jospt.org/doi/10.2519/jospt.2020.9971
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